The recent loss of an important early mentor has focused that reflection on something unexpected -- how much my recovery from addiction shaped my approach to leadership and social change.
Bridget is a project manager for a tech company called Qstream. Her role is essentially to create a strategy to implement technology that has already been purchased in a way that best meets the business needs of the client. She is not in a sales role.
Timothy Kilbourn spent almost 30 years as a military analyst with the CIA. He was the deputy director of two divisions and the dean of the Sherman Kent School for Intelligence Analysis and served for several years as the daily briefer to President George W. Bush. Kilbourn spoke about his experiences and views on leadership in an interview with me.
April marks the official launch of Find Your Park, an initiative of the National Park Service and National Park Foundation to connect the next generation to America's parks. The National Park Service needs to ensure that generations to come have an interest in not only visiting parks but becoming public land and water managers.
No one in modern time has given as much to South Carolina as Fritz Hollings. In seven decades of public service -- starting as a young officer in World War II to becoming governor to being elected seven times to the United States Senate -- Hollings has given back in big ways.
Congress should amend the President's free tuition idea to create the civilian equivalent of a GI Bill for young adults who engage in 1-3 years of national service. That single change would turn the President's proposal from a college giveaway to an opportunity that serves both the individual and the country.
Much has been done since then to increase security and safety around federal buildings. Sadly, there has been no such progress in eliminating the types of anti-government sentiments that drove domestic terrorists Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols to target federal government employees on that fateful day.
Businesses, especially those that are publicly held, are known to be self-serving entities and that is exactly why we see more and more companies investing in giving campaigns. Businesses have realized what philosophers have known for years: to give is to get.
For several years, one of the biggest shifts in the legal job market is the steady demand for specialized expertise. The career potential is high for skilled talent with industry or practice-area specialization. Both employers and clients are looking for efficiencies and value found in subject matter experts.
Government is based, ultimately, on fostering relationships of trust aimed at joint efforts to create social good. Dan Ariely's reminder is thus worth keeping in mind. Yet we may be overly focused on seeing the connections within government and between government and citizens in market terms.
When George Washington took the oath as president, public service was an honored obligation. Today, most Americans associate honor with military service but tend to view those who enter civil service as "feds," "bureaucrats," and a necessary evil.
On this Mayor's Day of Recognition for National Service, I want to thank the nearly 10,000 AmeriCorps, VISTA, and Senior Corps members who are providing direct services to our city and engaging New Yorkers in volunteerism.
Terry Newell was an Air Force officer, Director of Training for the Department of Education and Dean of Faculty of the government's Federal Executive ...
Those who read proficiently by third grade are four times more likely to graduate from high school than those who don't. Being proficient in reading and graduating from high school are critical steps for success in our 21st century economy.
They fell in love and then they fell to work - serving Detroit and its people. This is my brief account of how romance brought together two of Michigan's pioneering philanthropists - Katherine Whitney McGregor and her husband Tracy.
For me, Spelman College is more than an academic institution. It is the place where I first tasted the freedom to be myself without the fear of rejection or judgment. Spelman has become my North Star.